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Posted: Friday, August 17, 2018. 6:52 AM. CST.

By BBN Staff:  Yesterday, H.E. Tsai Ing-wen, President of the Republic of China (Taiwan) arrived in Belize for a three-day visit ( August 16th to the 18th, 2018) on the invitation of Prime Minister Dean Barrow.  

According to a release from Government of Belize Press Office, this is President Tsai’s first visit to the country and the visit is expected to enhance mutual understanding, expand exchanges and make further progress on developing and implementing joint initiatives spanning agriculture, education, information and communication technology, medical care, and vocational training.

H.E. Sir Colville Young, Governor-General of Belize, conferred the Order of Belize on President Tsai yesterday in recognition of the valuable contributions that Taiwan has made to Belize’s development over the last three decades of friendship.  

Today, President Tsai will address the National Assembly which will demonstrate the importance of parliamentary diplomacy between the two countries. 

President Tsai and her delegation will end their visit on Saturday after a short tour in Belize. 

In March of 2016, Belize hosted outgoing President His Excellency Ma Ying-Jeou. 

 Belize and Taiwan established diplomatic ties in 1989, and have enjoyed strong bilateral relations ever since.

 

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